Good job he finished his last job!
Good job he finished his last job!
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It certainly isn't easy and I've got to the point sometimes where I want to post on here telling people it's just not worth it.
Oh same here Diane....many times I have wanted to post that!!! Only today i have heard of another family returning to the UK....a friend of my daughter....the stresses of emigrating are not to be underestimated.....I am convinced that my husbands health scare last year, was down to the stresses and strains of emigrating...and believe me, as a family we have been though some s**t here! I know its few years after we had done it...but it accumulates i reckon...until you just cant take much more!!!!!
I still think we are better of here.......doesnt sound like there is much to offer any of us going back to the Uk at the moment.......
Arrived November 2005........live in Happy Valley
I know what you are saying lorluc and believe me truthfully the last thing we want is to go back, but if things don't improve soon we are both going to have a nervous breakdown, then it really would be situation critical.
Just spent the last several hours on the phone to the dept who have admitted and corrected several errors and they are now requesting that the form 1100 be resent (they say it was never recived in the first place but we have an email reciept to say it was) The only trouble with that is that now SA state sponsorship are saying that the 30 timeframe has lapsed and they cannot send the form 1100 and we will need to reapply. I am waiting for a phonecall from the mamager of SA ss to verify this as I strongly believe that we have every right to retain our sponsorship as we fulfilled ll criteria set our by them in the first place.
If they refuse and we have to pay for another application then it is definatley game over for the churches as we cannot and will not keep giving out to get nothing back and we will return to the UK.
I am so confused and upset, almost ready to enter the anger stage!! Wish us luck we need it!!!
I was just saying to Mr Taffordbark yesterday, how i keep out of Visa threads as I know nothing about Visas. I feel for you all I was lucky as I came on a spouse visa.
Easy to say I know, but f you want to be here, and can keep your head above water, a few years of misery and frustration is worth it for 30+ years of happiness I guess.
Sorry to hear your getting more knock backs Julia. Hope you manage to resolve it all.
Lots of Hugs from us xx
Am I right in thinking you are based down Aldinga way? I am not sure if you have already tried this, but have you spoken to your local MP?
I would suggest maybe calling to see the lady that has an office at Morphett Vale on the corner of South Road and is it Bains Road - Amanda Rishworth her name is. I had dealings with a lady there and she was most helpful. Sometimes they have great connections, and as you know with good old Ady - it is often about who you know.
I apologise for not remembering all the details - but why aren't Rich's work being more supportive and forceful on this issue - they want to keep him here, and I would have thought being a hospital they should be able to have some infulence.
I would have thought that, given your occupations and qualifications, Australia would be really keen to get and keep people like you, as surely you will make a positive contribution to Australian society.
Unfortunately, in contrast to the image of Australia as a relaxed happy go lucky nation of easy-going people, it does seem to be incredibly bureaucratic.
I can't help with anything but I hope it gets sorted out. If not, would you get more of a welcome somewhere else, like New Zealand for example? Good Luck.
Backpacked round Australia 1992. Married Australian husband in Adelaide 1994. Lived in Adelaide 1994-1997. Moved back to UK & lived in Essex/Herts 1997-2009. Returned to Adelaide November 2009. 2 kids dual nationality.
I honestly know how you guys feel as the DIAC p****d out about earlier in the year and some days I felt like telling them ''ok you win, I'm off back home''......
At least you have the proof the info was sent we unfortunately had no proof of the advice they gave us on 5 separate occassions which was the wrong advice!!!!
You have come so far and spent too much money to let them get to you, honestly once that PR comes through you will feel such a relief. For the 1st 18 months of living here I never felt I belonged, it was only when we finally got PR that my feelings changed, no one can understand what its like being here on a temp visa unless they have done it so I honestly do feel for you both and really really hope it works out for you very soon. Hang in there I promise its worth it in the end
I can totally relate to you hunny, we too have been kicked in the teeth time and time again, get no help, no one to go too , yes it pisses you rite off [sorry if this has offended anyone] ..
Were a year in and still no nearer to getting of the ground even tho the work is comming in left rite and centre ,no wonder the banks say you have to be in Australia before they will speak to you ,ye to tell you were to get off....
You have to constantly fight for everything here nothing comes easy,oh ye and getting told your to old to fill up chuffing yoghurt cartons [YES] too old ...well if that dont pee you rite of nuthing will...lol
Good job i dont get upset to easy other wise i would have shoved her head in the bloody blender ...
But at least hubbs is working but it wont help us in the long run when the visa runs out we WILL have to leave ozz ,thru no fault of our own !!
Yes it dus suck, but you go on believing and hoping that it will get better, to some it dus to others they are not so lucky , but i do hope your one of the lucky ones my darlin, i know you have been here two years so it CAN only get better ,like the others are saying deep breathes ,chin up and please let something positive come out of this ...
Take care ,